Visitors to Vietnam can now apply for a Vietnam visa online. Keep reading to learn more about the application process and visa requirements for a Colombian citizen.
Colombians planning to explore the beautiful cities of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, and Halong Bay will need a visa to enter Vietnam. Here is everything you need to know about applying for travel documents to visit Vietnam and the latest COVID-19 regulations.
You can also use our visa checker tool to verify which visa you qualify for and if you need any other documents.
Types of Vietnam visas for Citizens of Colombia
There are two different visa types for Colombian citizens, depending on the purpose of your trip: a Vietnam tourist visa or a business visa. You can opt to apply for a standard single entry Vietnam e-visa via the iVisa application form, which is a convenient, simple, and cost-effective way to apply.
What is the Vietnam eVisa or visa on arrival?
Before you get into the application process for the Vietnam visa on arrival or e-visa, you need to know what the Vietnam eVisa, also known as the Vietnam visa on arrival, is and how it works. The Vietnam visa on arrival is an electronic visa introduced in 2017 by the Vietnam immigration department.
Colombia passport holders can complete their Vietnam visa application online instead of waiting in long queues at the Vietnam embassy for tourism visa applications. You will recieve your Vietnam eVisa via email once it is approved, make sure to print it out or save it in a safe place on your electronic device.
Apply for a Vietnam tourist visa
When applying for a Vietnam visa, Colombia nationals should apply online a few weeks before they plan to travel to the country. However, we can help expedite the process if you urgently need a visa.
Application process for a Vietnam e-visa
We know how daunting and tiresome applications can be, so we decided to simplify the process and save you time. iVisa’s application process is just three steps:
- 1. Fill out the application form and ensure all the details are correct.
- 2. Choose your preferred processing time and pay the processing fee.
- 3. Upload any supporting documents and submit your application.
After the application is submitted, our team will handle the rest of the process for you. We will email you a receipt and your visa once it is approved.
We advise saving a copy and printing out the Vietnam visa as you may be asked to present it on arrival by the Vietnam immigration department.
Pricing; processing time for the Vietnam visa
Applying with iVisa enables you to choose how quickly your visa will be processed. The application cost will depend on the processing time you pick. Your options are:
- Standard processing takes 10 days and costs USD $116.99.
- Rush processing takes 8 days and costs USD $193.99.
- Super Rush processing takes 7 days and costs USD $286.99.
Note that the above prices comprise the USD $25.00 government fee for visa applications and the iVisa processing fee.
Vietnam visa requirements for Colombian passport holders
The application may request the following supporting documents when applying for a Vietnam visa:
- Passport that is valid for at least six months and has at least two blank pages to get your entry stamp.
- Recent passport photo
- Evidence of health insurance that offers COVID-19 cover and has a minimum cover threshold of USD 10,000.
- Proof of vaccinations for hepatitis, yellow fever, malaria, etc.
- Credit or debit card to pay the application fee.
- Valid email address to receive your visa receipt and confirmation.
COVID-19 regulations for tourists to Vietnam
Now that you’ve sorted out your Vietnam visa let’s dive into COVID-19 regulations to keep in mind for your trip. Vietnam is currently fully reopened for international tourism and has eased all COVID-19 restrictions; however, local authorities advise Colombian passport holders to check for updates before their trip as this can change anytime.
Screening centers and health hotlines
Authorities also advise that travelers keep the Vietnam health hotline number (1900 3228) on hand and call if they have symptoms of COVID-19, are concerned about their health, or suspect they were exposed.
Incoming travelers are expected to self-monitor for the first ten days after entering Vietnam and seek immediate medical attention if they have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Ready to apply for your e-visa and start your Vietnam adventure? Use our simplified application form. If you’re still unsure and have further questions, read our guide to the Vietnam e-visa or reach out to our 24-hour customer service team.